Recycling Collection Service

The Town provides bi-weekly curbside recycling collection. Once a voluntary program, recycling collection is now mandatory. Due to the State of North Carolina’s ban on cardboard, aluminum cans, and numbered plastics in the landfill, citizens are required to recycle or demonstrate how they dispose of the banned materials.

Recycling is easy!  Simply put items directly into your blue recycle cart. DO NOT place recycle material in a plastic bag of any kind and make sure the cart is placed curbside the night before your assigned day to ensure pickup.  The Town of Fuquay-Varina will not empty blue recycling bins if materials are placed in a plastic bag of any kind or contain non-recyclable material.  

In July 2017, the Town will begin replacing 35 gallon recycle bins with larger 95 gallon bins allowing the Town to meet the recycling demand of citizens while also increasing staff efficiency.  There is no fee for the larger bin.  The swap-out will be done over the next two years as time and resources permit. If you want a bin sooner, please complete our online form.

Recycling is picked up every other Wednesday and is based on where you live. Find out if you are assigned to the Blue or Green Route. Cross reference the  Green and Blue Recycling Calendar to determine your exact recycling collection date.

Below find a list of all the items that can be easily and conveniently recycled and those that should not go into the recycle cart.


Recycle Right Door Hanger_November 2016